Spansion Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
112 Reviews
2.7
112 Reviews
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Spansion President, CEO, and Director John H. Kispert
John H. Kispert
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, there was a good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good place to work with lots of good people; laid back as most places in Austin are (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • The employees seem to have diminishing faith and confidence in the company because of numerous lay-offs (in 5 reviews)

  • no benefits, no bonus, conventional (no WFHs), longer promotion cycle, not willing to take risks at all, random shutdowns (in 4 reviews)

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    engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    the company is employee friendly

    Cons

    In a wrong market.
    not enough technology advantage over competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Spansion was born out of AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). A good company with good benefits. Employee oriented.

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    Current Employee - Parts Repair for Fab Tools in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Parts Repair for Fab Tools in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous and work politics are starting to be a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the cronyism. Start rebuilding the company loyalty that AMD once fostered. Monitor the engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Can not keep valuable employee

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people but no job security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people work for Spansion
    There is opportunity for career growth if you can manage to stay at the company
    A lot of internal promotions

    Cons

    Lots of lay-offs
    Males are highly favored in management positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good work environment, learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spansion

    Pros

    good company to work for
    good for analog design engineers
    ok for digital design engineers

    Cons

    Lot of layoffs over the years as the NOR FLASH memory market is shrinking
    company needs to expand on the product line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to develop more new product lines that leverage NOR flash technology
    get into nand business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enduring commitment to survival and progress

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very high levels of accountability, strong commitment to continuous improvement, stable work force. Very experienced management team.

    Cons

    A bit tight with cash, deteriorating human resources practices. Misalignment of bonus system with overall corporate and department success. Compensation is generally good, more or less aligned with the remainder of the sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful of alienating highly experienced people. You need them. Clean up the bonus system, it does not seem to be well aligned with overall corporate performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I have ever worked for

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager

    I have been working at Spansion as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros - Cant thing of any

    Cons

    Regular lay offs with a long trail of dead bodies. Be extremely cautious of any promises or incentives made to try to get you to sign up. Everyone is protecting their own interest versus making good choices in order to prevent from being the next to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the corporate culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A disappointing, dishonest and exploitative employer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - A selection of on-line training courses are available on the company intranet
    - Colleagues at the same or lower level in the company hierarchy are generally helpful
    - Spansion is a fast-moving company and has interesting technology to work on

    Cons

    - Continual and regular (every 18 months) lay-offs make this company a poor career choice. This leads to a culture of everyone being fearful to make important decisions, in case they are the next to be made redundant.
    - For a technology company, investment in engineering and supporting the technical growth of engineering staff comes as an afterthought. Spansion is driven by a short-term desire to achieve quarterly fiscal targets, and little else. Long-range, future-orientated planning is non-existent.
    - Be extremely cautious and wary of any promises or incentives made to try to get you to 'sign-up' during the interview process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the interests of the company before your own!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Spansion gave me the foundation of a lifetime in Semiconductor Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management gives Engineers freedom to develop their careers in an exciting facility.

    Cons

    No longer an international experience after Fujitsu split.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spansion's management team is very knowledgeable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Reasonable work life balance. Average compensation.

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Spansion full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance. Average compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    a lot of cost cutting measures, which generally leads to reduction in work force.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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